Muguruza sends Sharapova to worst Grand Slam loss in six years

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sharapova, playing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, suffered her most one-sided defeat at the Slams since a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Victoria Azarenka in the 2012 Australian Open final.“I am very pleased to be in another final in Paris,” said Muguruza who has yet to drop a set in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I was up against a great player so I had make sure I brought my best tennis.”Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts during her women’s singles quarter-final match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, on day eleven of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTSharapova, who missed the 2016 tournament because of a doping ban and last year after she was refused a wild card, was broken six times, committed 27 unforced errors and won just five points on her own serve in the second set. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sharapova, 31, was broken in the opening game of the second set which she immediately retrieved.However, it was just a brief respite as 24-year-old Wimbledon champion Muguruza claimed a quick double break for 4-1, backed up by a hold for 5-1.It was all over in the next game when Sharapova sent another backhand out wide.In Thursday’s other semi-final, US Open champion Sloane Stephens will take on fellow American Madison Keys in a repeat of the 2017 final at Flushing Meadows.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments MOST READ It was just her fifth loss in 25 Grand Slam quarter-finals.Muguruza pounced on an error-plagued Sharapova start to lead 4-0 with a double break.Sharapova never recovered from serving up three double faults in the first game.By the end of the first set, the five-time major winner had won just eight points against the Muguruza serve and failed to carve out a single break point.Muguruza only hit five winners in the opener which was more than enough against the erratic Russian who reached the quarter-finals for the first time in three years when old rival Serena Williams handed her an injury-enforced walkover.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Filipino Menchavez to make ONE debut in Macau Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Spain’s Garbine Muguruza reacts after a point during her women’s singles quarter-final match against Russia’s Maria Sharapova, on day eleven of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERGGarbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday, condemning the Russian to her worst Grand Slam defeat in more than six years.The Spanish third seed, who was the champion in Paris in 2016, will face either top seed Simona Halep or two-time major winner Angelique Kerber for a place in Saturday’s final.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more